Fishing and Stocking the John Muir Wilderness Lakes

“Tent up, pad inflated, sleeping bag unfurled. Fatigued by exertion at high elevation, I planned simply to heat soup on my alcohol stove and turn in. But when I spotted spreading ripple-rings from trout rising to feed on Chief Lake’s shimmery surface, all tiredness abruptly vanished.” Paul McHugh hikes into Callifornia’s John Muir Wilderness and shares the fascinating and controversial history of stocking in its high mountain lakes. In the San Francisco Chronicle.

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